The Catholic University of America

Oct. 22 – Oct. 28, 2012

 

Calendar

Monday, Oct. 22
4:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music’s Studio X presents “Music for a While: the Life of a Counter Tenor in the Business” by professional counter tenor Charles Humphries, whose credits include performances with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Emma Kirkby. He will perform a program of Purcell, Monteverdi, Handel, J.S. Bach, and Michael Tippett. He also will discuss his career path and the counter tenor voice as musical instrument. Ward Hall, Room 220 (John Paul Rehearsal Hall). For more information, call 202-319-5417.

7 p.m., Colleges Against Cancer and the North Neighborhood 1 resident assistants present a “Pink Ribbon Party” to promote National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The party will feature pink pumpkin decorating, pink ribbon decorating, pink hair feathers, food, and giveaways. Millennium South Lounge. For more information, contact Nora Gerrity at 717-799-6986 or 30gerrity@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Monday, Oct. 22, Tuesday, Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 24
4 to 4:30 p.m., learn the basics of study abroad at Education Abroad 101 sessions presented by Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, contact Grace Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

Monday, Oct. 22, Wednesday, Oct. 24, and Thursday, Oct. 25
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents Week V of the Building Community in a Mobile/Global Age seminar during which scholars will discuss “Building Community in a Diversity of Cultures and Civilizations.” For more information, visit http://www.crvp.org/ or contact Hu Yeping at 202-319-5683 or cua-cscv@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 24
Information sessions on Open Enrollment for benefits for faculty and staff. See For Your Benefit.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Department of Art presents a screen printing workshop. Learn how to print your own CUA t-shirt. This screen printing workshop is held in coordination with “To Believe – The Spirited Art of Corita,” an art exhibition opening on Friday, Oct. 26, in the May Gallery in the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library. Pryzbyla Center, food court. For more information, contact Allison Lipari at 202-319-5282 or lipari@cua.edu.

5 p.m., CRUX for the Creative Arts presents “Inside the Toolbox: Photography” by Matthew Barrick, lecturer in the Department of Art. This is the last in a series of presentations on how to create great fiction, poetry, painting, and photography. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 351. For more information, contact Wesley Cocozello at 10cocozello@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

5 to 6 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management program presents the seminar “Microfinance and FINCA” by Ronald Aizer, director of financial planning and analysis at FINCA International. McGivney Hall, Room 004. For more information, contact Ismael Koita at 91koita@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

6 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents “Salary Negotiation for Women.” While salary inequality between men and women still exists, there are ways to even the playing field. Learn tactics and approaches that can help secure the best compensation package. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information or to register, visit http://careers.cua.edu/.

7 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents a “Job Search Crash Course.” The course will instruct students on how to conduct a job or internship search from beginning to end, how to identify resources specific to a student’s area of interest, and how the career services office can help develop an individualized action plan. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information or to register, visit http://careers.cua.edu/.

Thursday, Oct. 25
9 a.m., the Office of Career Services presents the Fox News Channel Information Session. Fox News Channel is recruiting for summer 2013 interns for various offices, including Washington, D.C., and New York City. The channel is seeking interns with an interest in media studies, accounting and finance, business development, digital and TV ad sales, marketing, web design and development, and new media and community engagement. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information or to register, visit http://careers.cua.edu/.

Noon to 2 p.m., the Counseling Center presents National Collegiate Alcohol Screening Day as part of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. Learn about responsible alcohol use and participate in a free alcohol use screening event. Pryzbyla Center, second floor tables. For more information, call 202-319-5765.

12:30 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents the brown bag lecture “Contesting Peace: Alternative Visions of a Secure World Order” by Andrew Yeo, assistant professor of politics. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, call 202-319-5999 or email negash@cua.edu.

1 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the musicology colloquium “Turning Black into Gold” by Kip Lornell, adjunct professor of music at The George Washington University. This lecture is presented in connection with the CUA production of Finian’s Rainbow. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver at 202-319-5413 or weavera@cua.edu.

4 p.m., the School of Canon Law presents the Sixth Annual Frederick R. McManus Memorial Lecture “Crowned with Praise and Glory: An Approach to Liturgical Christology” by Rev. Thomas Krosnicki, S.V.D., former director of the Secretariat of the Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy and consultor to the Congregation for the Sacraments and Divine Worship. Hannan Hall, Room 106. For more information, call 202-319-5492 or email cua-canonlaw@cua.edu.

4 to 4:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session on the CUA in Rome Program, featuring Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, contact Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

5 p.m., the Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue presents “Understanding Spiritual Growth through Interreligious Dialogue” by Bishop Denis Madden, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, visit http://iisd.cua.edu/ or call 202-319-6517.

Thursday, Oct. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 27
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures hosts an academic conference to honor the 100th anniversary of Italian writer Elsa Morante’s birth. The conference will bring together scholars from the United States and abroad. Morante’s nephew, Daniele Morante, will deliver a keynote address on “Elsa Morante’s Correspondence: a New Source for the Artist’s Life” on Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. The conference is made possible through an endowment of the Davy Carozza family. For more information, contact Stefania Lucamante, professor of Italian and comparative literature, at lucamante@cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 26
Noon to 6 p.m., the Rare Books and Special Collections Department of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library hosts a used book sale. Mullen Library, Room 214. See Announcements.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents “Aristotle on Accidental Perception” by Ronald Polansky, professor of philosophy at Duquesne University. The event is part of the school’s annual Fall Lecture Series; this year's series is dedicated to the memory of Rev. Kurt J. Pritzl, O.P. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or email cua-philosophy@cua.edu.

5 to 7 p.m., the Department of Art and the School of Arts and Sciences present an opening reception for the exhibit “To Believe — The Spirited Art of Corita.” The multimedia exhibit celebrates the prints and book illustrations of artist Corita Kent (1918-1986). The exhibit will illustrate Kent's approaches to religious imagery, pop art, and her enduring commitment to Christian value and social activism in her life and art. It runs through Friday, Dec. 14. Mullen Library, May Gallery. For more information, contact Allison Lipari at 202-319-5282 or lipari@cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 28
The University hosts Homecoming and Reunions Weekend. Class years ending in a two or seven will celebrate reunions. For more information, call 202-319-5608.

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Finian’s Rainbow. Performances take place Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors, students, CUA alumni, faculty, and staff, and can be purchased online at http://music.cua.edu with an additional $2 service charge. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, Oct. 27
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Rare Books and Special Collections Department of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library hosts a used book sale. Mullen Library, Room 214. See Announcements.

Sunday, Oct. 28
Noon to 5 p.m., the Rare Books and Special Collections Department of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library hosts a used book sale. Mullen Library, Room 214. See Announcements.

 

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Campus Ministry

Sophomore/Junior Retreat
Join Campus Ministry for the first-ever joint sophomore/junior retreat Friday, Nov. 2, through Sunday, Nov. 4, at Camp St. Charles in Newburg, Md. Participants will leave campus at 6 p.m. on Friday and return to campus around 2 p.m. on Sunday. The cost is $40. Scholarships are available. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu/. For more information, contact Luke Hlavin, associate campus minister for retreats and men's ministry, at hlavinl@cua.edu.

All Saints Day and All Souls Day
The Church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints on Thursday, Nov. 1, and the Commemoration of All Souls on Friday, Nov. 2. Masses will be celebrated on Nov. 1 at 12:15 and 5:10 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel and at 9 p.m. in St. Vincent’s Chapel. The University Commemoration of All Souls will be celebrated on Nov. 2 at 5:10 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. If you would like a deceased loved one remembered at Masses throughout November, complete a remembrance card and return it to the Office of Campus Ministry or email names to David Pennington, associate campus minister for liturgy and worship, at penningd@cua.edu.

Supper and Social Justice
Lucia Silecchia, professor of law, will be the guest speaker at the next Supper and Social Justice event for a discussion on human dignity on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. The event is sponsored by Students on the Mount. All are welcome. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu/.

Mission Trips
Stop by the Campus Ministry table in the Pryzbyla Center lobby for information about this year’s mission trips to Jamaica, Ecuador, and Belize. Information will be available Monday, Oct. 22, through Thursday, Oct. 25, and Monday, Oct. 29, through Thursday, Nov. 1.

Halloween on Campus Volunteers
Halloween on Campus is on Thursday, Oct. 25. Help make the evening fun for Brookland children by volunteering. For more information or to sign up, visit http://service.cua.edu/.

Homecoming Charity Ball
Be true to your school. Bring friends to the time-honored tradition of the Homecoming Dance on Friday, Oct. 26, at 8:30 p.m. in the Columbus School of Law Atrium. Ticket sales assist a local charity.

Long-Term Service Fair
More than 50 organizations representing domestic and international service programs will be represented at the fair from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. Meet the organizations' representatives and learn about the opportunities and experiences available.  
 

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Athletics

Tuesday, Oct. 23
4 p.m., the women’s soccer team hosts York College at the Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, CUA soccer field.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
3:30 p.m., the men’s soccer team hosts Salisbury University, CUA soccer field.

Friday, Oct. 26
4:30 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Drew University at the DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Saturday, Oct. 27
11 a.m., the volleyball team hosts Bridgewater College, DuFour Center, gymnasium.

1 p.m., the football team hosts Washington and Lee University at the DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

3 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Frostburg State University, DuFour Center, gymnasium.
 

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Upcoming Events 

Monday, Oct. 29
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Office of Instructional Technology presents a lunch and learning session with Turning Technologies. This session will focus on how clickers can help enhance student learning. Marion Johnson, director of educational consultants at Turning Technologies, will present innovative ways to utilize the TurningPoint clicker student response system with pedagogical style. Lunch will be provided. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Eric Gramatges at 202-319-4768 or gramatges@cua.edu.

Monday, Oct. 29, Tuesday, Oct. 30, and Wednesday, Oct. 31
4 to 4:30 p.m., learn the basics of study abroad at Education Abroad 101 sessions presented by Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, contact Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 30
12:30 to 1:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents a Catholic Relief Services (CRS) information session. CRS is one of the largest humanitarian agencies, serving in more than 90 countries worldwide. CRS is currently recruiting graduate students for the International Development Fellows Program. Those interested in entering into a long-term career in international development should register at http://careers.cua.edu/. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information or to register, visit http://careers.cua.edu/.

4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents “What is Catholic About the New Evangelization” by Monsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5683 or email cua-strs-events@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 31
12:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents the brown bag lecture “The Ideological Roots of the Democratic Party — Religious? Secular? Why it Matters” by William D’Antonio, institute fellow and adjunct professor of sociology. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, call 202-319-5999 or email negash@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 31, and Thursday, Nov. 1
9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts Walk-in Resume Days. Bring resumes for review before the Engineering Career Fair on Friday, Nov. 2. No appointment necessary. Pryzbyla Center, Room 127. For more information, visit http://careers.cua.edu/

Friday, Nov. 2
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents the Engineering Career Fair. Meet employers looking to fill internships and summer, part-time, and full-time jobs. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, visit http://careers.cua.edu/.

Sunday, Nov. 4
4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a CUA Symphony Orchestra concert. Sligo Adventist Church, 7700 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, Md. For more information, contact David Searle, conductor and assistant professor of music, at 202-319-5414 or searle@cua.edu.

 

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Announcements 

Air Conditioning Shutdown and Heating Start-Up
The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations has begun the shutdown process of the central air conditioning systems and making the necessary preparations to produce steam heat. Since this operation is complicated, the office typically initiates the production of steam heat when weather patterns indicate three consecutive days below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Once a commitment is made to produce steam, systems cannot be reversed to air conditioning if temperatures rise.

The office plans to start up the steam heat on Monday, Oct. 22. The first priority will be the residence halls. Once these buildings are up and functioning properly, the remaining buildings will go online. The office asks for cooperation and patience during this switch-over period.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Facilities Service Center at 202-319-5121 or email CUA-FMO@cua.edu.

Room Selection Town Hall Meeting
The Office of Housing Services thanks everyone who attended the room selection lottery numbers town hall meeting. For those who were unable to attend the meeting or have additional feedback to share, it’s not too late. Visit http://housing.cua.edu/lotterynumbers and submit feedback anonymously via a Web form.

Friends of Rare Books Used Book Sale
The Rare Books and Special Collections Department of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library invites the University community to a sale of donated used hardcover and paperback books on travel, classics, scholarly topics, popular reading, foreign languages, religion, cooking, biography, and more. Prices will be 50 cents and up. Proceeds benefit the department’s acquisition fund. The sale will take place in Mullen Library, Room 214, on Friday, Oct. 26, from noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 28, from noon to 5 p.m. For more information or to donate saleable books, contact Lenore Rouse, curator in the department, at 202-319-5090 or rouse@cua.edu.

 

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For Your Benefit 

Open Enrollment for Benefits
Open Enrollment for benefits for faculty and staff runs from Thursday, Nov. 1, through Thursday, Nov. 15. The Office of Human Resources will host general open enrollment meetings for employees to pick up benefits booklets and learn about changes to benefits plans and the new dental vendor. Employees must enroll every year or lose all of their benefits at the end of 2012. Information sessions will be held:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Caldwell Auditorium
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Caldwell Auditorium
  • Monday, Oct. 29. from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 320A

All faculty and staff are invited to the benefits fair on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Rooms A and B. There will be seated massages, free eye exams, flu shots (see announcement below), diabetes screenings (see announcement below), chiropractic screenings, raffles, food samples, and opportunities to meet vendors. Employees also may pick up benefits booklets at the fair. For more information, call the human resources office at 202-319-5050.

Free Diabetes Screening
There will be a free diabetes screening for any faculty or staff member covered under CUA’s medical insurance plan between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room. Participants do not need to fast and will receive a $10 gift card for taking the A1C blood sugar screening test.Those interested must register by calling 866-935-5462. Some risk factors for diabetes include weight, family history, giving birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds, storing fat in the abdomen, and being over the age of 45. Those with any of these risk factors should be tested. Participants may be eligible for UnitedHealthcare’s program with the YMCA, including months of free membership. For more information, call the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

Flu Shots for Faculty and Staff
The Office of Human Resources is offering flu shots for faculty and staff between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Great Room C of the Pryzbyla Center. If you wish to register online, click on the link below and enter the associated password. Nurses from the Mollen Immunization Clinics will administer the shots. Please note that if you have insurance on the list of accepted insurance companies on the Mollen website, you will still be asked to provide credit card information in the event that your insurance company does not pay Mollen. If you are covered under any UnitedHealthcare medical plan through the University, you should not be billed. However, you will still have to provide credit card information to register online. If you prefer not to provide credit card information, you can walk in on the day of the clinics, but a spot cannot be guaranteed. If you decide to walk in, consent forms are available in the human resources office, Leahy Hall, Room 170. You can also fill one out the day of the clinic. If you do not have insurance accepted by Mollen, you will be asked to pay $25 in cash, flex spending, healthcare savings account debit card, credit card, or check. For more information, call 202-319-5050. To register, visit http://register.flushotsusa.com/CatholicUniversityofAmerica and enter the password C4tholic.

TIAA-CREF Counseling Session
A representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Pryzbyla Center, Room 331, to provide one-on-one counseling sessions for employees. The information sessions are free, but an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment, call the meeting request center at 800-732-8353. For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

 

 

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